Comments for en-gb 30 Fri 11 Jul 2014 14:26:48 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at davmcn ld 77, I trust Eddie. Wed 23 Dec 2009 16:22:41 GMT+1 lucien desgai 76 davMazletov! ... so I saw. Only 2 days left to get more of them used so you'd better get e-mailing. Remember ... persistence pays! Wed 23 Dec 2009 13:18:47 GMT+1 davmcn ld 15, Got a photo used today on the advent thingy for Dec 23. Wed 23 Dec 2009 13:01:09 GMT+1 davmcn DD 22, Didn't invite him into your car, then? Wed 23 Dec 2009 12:59:59 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd Sorry, 72 should have begun''You missed me,Am I too late?''Naw, jump up on the cart'' Tue 22 Dec 2009 23:30:31 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd ''You missed me,Am I too late?''Naw, jump up on the cart''You think the recession over, MPs expenses scandals massaged, full military respect in Wooton Bassett, the Chinese and Indian still making our stuff for nothing, the idle chattering classes chattering idly again, snow in winter, again, you think with all that, things can go on as before?I tell you we are at the beginning of the end and the end is not far away. Tue 22 Dec 2009 23:27:45 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd Coldest winter ever in Washington.Comrades this climate is in deep crisis.The average income in this country is 32 thousand.It'll take 10 per cent of that from everyone to fix things here and another 10 per cent to help the wretched of the earth.Why should anyone, banksters, anyone, get a higher living standard than that average 26 thousand affords us and the planet and the world can afford for us to enjoy? Tue 22 Dec 2009 23:27:33 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd ''You missed me,Am I too late?''Naw, jump up on the cart''John Hutton scandal free? How is that then? They just don't get it, do they. The BBC AND the political casteOffice expenses for Labour Party premises. (Like Benn) What are Labour Party funds for, then? Over a thousand quid a year on second home mortgage interest. What do they think their salaries are for?That is a scandal. The MPs are all responsible, according to John Denham and he should know.The BBC's position is one of massage. 'After all they've learnt their lesson and who is going to govern the country, if not they?' is the BBC's attitude.They're back, self satified wholly unrepresentative useless MPs conducting 'normal politics' on PM today, AQ and Question Time. And now the BBC's reward, a BCC debate.In any self respecting democracy all 640 odd of them would have been run out of town on a rail months ago. They still should be Tue 22 Dec 2009 23:27:19 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd ''You missed me,Am I too late?''Naw, jump up on the cart''These Eurostar people, haven't they done enough damage to warrant banksters' bonuses.As for Lehmann Bros. Comrades, there is no one outside the world of the finance industry and this Parliament that thinks a penny of their bonuses are justified.The average here is 32 thousand. Why should banksters get any more than that? Tue 22 Dec 2009 23:25:35 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd ''You missed me,Am I too late?''Naw, jump up on the cart''These soldiers dying in Afghanistan, can we be sure that haven't been involved in civilian deaths, and that their interrogation techniques have not gone over (water) board?I ask, cos I want to know what is being said now, not in 31 or 26 years' time as is happened wrt Ireland Tue 22 Dec 2009 23:25:12 GMT+1 Deepthought Colin McAuley (66)Apart from missing our usual whing about the weather, we're missing that good old British Rail "wrong kind of snow" excuse for the failure of Eurostar (albeit in French); and as the Gulf Stream disappears into history, we'll learn how to deal with snow in winter - for more than one week in a year.Climate change - does not mean the UK gets warmer, as you point out, we're far further N than you are, snowed into your log cabin in that village, Kingston, somewhere in British North America ;-) Tue 22 Dec 2009 21:45:59 GMT+1 Looternite #66. Colin McAuleyWe would say "By jove a bit nippy today old chap" or something like that.Maybe using native Anglo-Saxon language. Tue 22 Dec 2009 21:40:08 GMT+1 Colin McAuley You know, I do love the BBC and the UK in general, but I am quite tired of your collective "whinging" about some actual winter weather! I live next to Kingston,Ontario,Canada at roughly 44 degrees N; whereas London is roughly 51 degrees N. The ONLY reason that you people do not have months of shovelling snow is the fact (for now) of the Gulf Stream, and its warm waters. I hate to think of what you would all say if you ever experienced -40 degrees Celsius! Which I have, by the way, as I have worked all day loading a chair lift at a ski hill at that temperature. Get a grip, people! Tue 22 Dec 2009 21:17:12 GMT+1 Looternite #63. SindyThanks for that link, I'm still chuckling. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:57:50 GMT+1 Looternite #61. lucien desgaiThey took the marbles from the cows I'm not surprised as everyone knows cows when they lay down they are incubating their egggs. However, cows can get confused with large marbles, so they have to be removed. I think the eggs get scrambled as they have to fall a long way. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:55:17 GMT+1 Sindy I presume you've heard about Aristotle? Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:53:57 GMT+1 Looternite If you go to statue of Homer looks like he used to drink a lot. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:50:16 GMT+1 lucien desgai They took the marbles from the cows and had scrambled eggs for breakfast. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:49:59 GMT+1 Looternite Wasn't Homer a mate of Elgin. Didn't they play marbles, but Elgin kept winning. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:47:34 GMT+1 Looternite #57. lucien desgaiThey must have, they discuss Homer often enough. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:46:28 GMT+1 Looternite lucien desgaiWith a nutty flavour as well. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:44:38 GMT+1 lucien desgai ... or any Greeks? Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:43:04 GMT+1 cherrytree Do you think you could tell your correspondent in Uganda that "homosexual" is pronounced "hommo" not "hoemo"? The word comes from the Greek meaning "same" not the Latin meaning "man". It is really trivial I know, but it is nevertheless annoying. Isn't there a pronunciation unit in the BBC anymore? Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:37:55 GMT+1 lucien desgai The mad ones can lay them scrambled. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:21:43 GMT+1 Looternite #50. lucien desgaiDairy products like eggs you mean.Aren't cows versatile. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:15:00 GMT+1 Looternite I thought the cold weather was proof that Copenhagen was such a success. As soon as the leaders get together global warming is over, the world has been saved , we can get back to spending and not worry our silly little heads about big things. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:12:25 GMT+1 lucien desgai The Church of Madidus Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:10:58 GMT+1 Lepus_Madidus The blizzard was God's sign that he doesn't like the new climate change religion? Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:05:03 GMT+1 lucien desgai 49 Ln I think he referred to surrender monkeys eating any type of dairy product. It's not meant to be taken literally. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:03:31 GMT+1 Looternite #47. lucien desgaiYou are right he did.Ah.. but not cheese eating surrender monkeys. Tue 22 Dec 2009 20:01:15 GMT+1 Looternite Why is it that "They" are only interested in watching paranoid people. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:59:00 GMT+1 lucien desgai 43 LnI think they've got you on that one Looternite ... Jesus did bless the cheesemakers. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:58:38 GMT+1 Looternite How did you manage that accent over the E, have you got a french keyboard. Stand up to "They".I am not a number. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:57:35 GMT+1 Lepus_Madidus A lot of these organised 'world religions' seem very intolerant. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:57:25 GMT+1 lucien desgai 41 LnRemember Édith Cresson complaining about our bent ones? Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:54:26 GMT+1 Looternite Didn't Jesus also speak English, well it certainly wasn't French. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:54:14 GMT+1 Looternite Talking funny, using words like centimetre, litre and celsius.what sort of language is that.If English is good enough for Klingons, Elves and Hobbits it should be good enough for They and their European subjects. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:52:17 GMT+1 Looternite #40. lucien desgaiYes, and tooled up with straight cucumbers. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:48:11 GMT+1 lucien desgai Grey suits with hoodies. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:44:10 GMT+1 Looternite #37. lucien desgaiMy ex-wife's new husband reads the Daily Mail and apparently there is controlling tribe in the European institutions called "They".The main aim of the "They" is to dictate all our lives, especially the British.I think they wear grey suits as well. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:39:17 GMT+1 Looternite #37. lucien desgaiFor years the BBC have been telling us how wonderful the French rail system is and how rubbish we are then then it snows in France.Not so wonderful now, eh! Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:34:32 GMT+1 lucien desgai 35 LnWe wouldn't have these problems with the channel tunnel if we weren't part of europe. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:06:18 GMT+1 Looternite Uganda:Perhaps we should consider a campaign to having Uganda thrown out of the Commomwealth. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:03:33 GMT+1 Looternite #34. lucien desgaiOf course, those Europeans are to blame. Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:01:52 GMT+1 lucien desgai 32 LnI think the Mail's focusing on the weather front having arrived from eastern europe. Tue 22 Dec 2009 18:55:49 GMT+1 Looternite Romania is in the EU and yet the continuing plight of the orphans is a disgrace.Why does the EU let them get away with it. They promised to look after those poor souls and yet the care of so many is nowhere near good enough. Tue 22 Dec 2009 18:48:18 GMT+1 Looternite I've had enough of this snow, must be Gordon Browns fault. Since he became PM we have had wet summers and cold winters.I'm surprised the Daily Mail haven't made the connection, by now. Tue 22 Dec 2009 18:43:51 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Did the cocktails chap have a Santa hat on? Or does he generally just look like George Michael and have bad taste? Tue 22 Dec 2009 18:42:42 GMT+1 Sindy An excellent prog to night overall - Sandy Faris, John Hutton, cocktails ... more please! Tue 22 Dec 2009 18:11:08 GMT+1 lucien desgai 24 L_MThe queen doesn't bear her head on bulk bottom slices. Tue 22 Dec 2009 18:10:07 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Or, he could invite a load of homeless people to spend a warm night (or week) in some of the spare wings in Buck House on Ken Palace. Did he meet any homeless people while he was there? What did he eat, I wonder? What do they eat? Now that I think about it, it would have been interesting to hear a few more details. Any chance for an 'in depth' report tomorrow? Tue 22 Dec 2009 18:06:47 GMT+1 jiffle The article on Uganda reminded me why I abandoned organised religion: The bigotry practised in the name of religion often forms a direct conflict with the teachings of the religion's founder - e.g. show me a direct quote from Jesus condemning homosexuality. Tue 22 Dec 2009 18:06:35 GMT+1 steelpulse That cocktail sounded complicated - cloves cinnamon and assai, cointeau etc. And Eddie, Alice was used to taste it and all those bulletins to read too. I wasn't doing much this afternoon. But wasn't it in Star Trek TNG we were told that deep down - we who drink actually WANT the hangover? Up the Long Ladder episode. Real alcohol. Cheers!Worf "With all of the deleterious effects intact". Danilo O'Dell "As it should be. You see, lad, every moment of pleasure in life has to be purchased by an equal moment of pain. Whiskey!" Tue 22 Dec 2009 18:05:04 GMT+1 Lady_Sue DocD@22: crossed my mind too - they reported he had a sleeping bag and slept on cardboard. Imagined lackeys sweeping the cardboard clean first, or bringing bespoke, extra spongey stuff but, perhaps, I'm being unkind. In general, I think he's a pretty decent young chap and bears his responsibilities well. I have a son the same age and know that he would loathe the intense media spotlight William is constantly under. Tue 22 Dec 2009 18:03:44 GMT+1 Lepus_Madidus 'Bottom Slicing'? So we can save Royal Mail by approaching God fearing, right wing American homophobes and asking them to help stamp out bottom slicing in our postal system that bears the Queen's head? Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:58:24 GMT+1 newlach Uganda does not seem like an enlightened place to live. A country which would execute people for being gay is a pariah state. The British Government should review what financial aid it gives to Uganda. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:57:25 GMT+1 DoctorDolots 7. Lady Sue - I was in Hereford bus station last night, waiting for a bus from London that was five hours late, and five minutes outside the car was enough to send me shivering back to put the heater on again. Then I noticed a man huddled in a doorway, 'sleeping rough, although I doubt anyone could sleep in those temperatures. I doubt he had all the latest hi-tech insulating materials at his disposal as I'm sure William did. I'd be impressed if he donated some of his unearned wealth to the homeless, perhaps a block of flats. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:55:29 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Really good champagne doesn't give you a hangover either and might be a little less scary to drink than that concoction you've just made your newsreading colleague consume! Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:55:17 GMT+1 Lepus_Madidus 'Bottom slicing'? Or money laundering?Will DHL, TNT ey al that get posties to deliver our bank statements, Tesco loyalty points and energy bills be paying more too? Or they'll just be paying the same?Of course the reduced costs that Down Stream Access offers bulk business mailings didn't mean we were offered more loans, and more credit card balance switching before the bubble burst? Why should you and I be subsidising bulk mailings from big business? Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:54:09 GMT+1 lucien desgai 17 L_MI think it's referred to as bottom slicing Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:47:09 GMT+1 jiffle How come nobody commented on the one fascinating question left unaswered on yesterday's PM? I had to rush out to see Jools Holland in concert and so couldn't raise it myself.At the end of the piece on the shortest day, there was a brief exchange imparting the fact that the mornings would continue to get darker for a few days, whereas the evenings would start to get lighter immediately...What??? How does that happen? Eddie - how could you let that pass without a followup question?I assume (guess) that it is something to do with the tilt of the earth, combining with the direction of spin, but could we have a proper explanation, please? Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:44:51 GMT+1 Lepus_Madidus Aren't we via the increased stamp prices supporting private sector companies such as DHL, TNT etc.?We're putting money in the top of Royal Mail for the supposed competition to siphon it out of the bottom?Is that what they mean by 'privatisation'? Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:43:49 GMT+1 Lepus_Madidus Postal increases to support the Universal Service?But Royal Mail subsidise their 'competitors' that get Posties to deliver their mail via 'Down Stream Access'?Aren't we, the stakeholders in Royal Mail subsidising the private sector companies using Down Stream Access?Why should we as private individuals have to support the Universal Service, but the postal competitors using Down Stream Access don't?We're paying more to support Royal Mail, or DHL, TNT, UK Mail etc? Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:38:10 GMT+1 lucien desgai 14 davYes, but you need to keep sending in the photos if you want them displayed - think of it as a numbers game. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:37:02 GMT+1 davmcn ld 12, I'd rather gripe about it here.I just got a Christmas card (via email) from Nick Clegg. Hand drawn and everything. OK, all members probably got one...including Sid. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:33:37 GMT+1 Lepus_Madidus Are they going to make a Snowball? Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:31:43 GMT+1 lucien desgai 11 davYes, but sometimes people need reminding. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:29:32 GMT+1 davmcn ld 9, I got email replies for all of my photos. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:26:25 GMT+1 davmcn LS 7, Various people do the same thing outside the west end of St Albans Cathedral for charity. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:20:22 GMT+1 lucien desgai 8 davThey obviously haven't received it, you ought to send it again. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:19:50 GMT+1 davmcn LS 4, I did. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:17:17 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Mixed feelings about the Prince William "stunt" - at least he could go home today, probably chauffeur driven, have a hot bath and will sleep in warmth and comfort tonight. However, it was pretty brave of him to do it. Perhaps a scheme for all MPs to do similar as a form of 'expenses penance'? Don't suppose cardboard boxes count as 'second homes', not that that would put most of them off claiming. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:09:47 GMT+1 davmcn FLASH: Prince William sleeping rough wasn't a stunt... Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:05:31 GMT+1 lucien desgai Careful Dav ..... aaargh! ... it's fallen off. Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:04:58 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Why not photograph it and send it in dav? Tue 22 Dec 2009 17:04:33 GMT+1 davmcn LS 2, We have a lovely lace angel on the top of our tree that Eddie could show... Wanna see me jump up and down? Tue 22 Dec 2009 16:59:53 GMT+1 Lady_Sue dav, you are turning into the Christmas grouch. I think the angel is lovely and can quite see why they would use it again. Tue 22 Dec 2009 16:56:11 GMT+1 davmcn Yep, same old Glass Box photo. Tue 22 Dec 2009 16:40:56 GMT+1